According to Wales Online, Aston Villa have had an £8m bid rejected by Cardiff City for goalkeeper Neil Etheridge.
Etheridge kept 10 clean sheets in 38 Premier League appearances for Neil Warnock’s side during the 2018-19 campaign, impressing many with his performances between the sticks.
According to Wales Online, Championship playoff winners Villa are keen on landing the 29-year-old ahead of their return to the Premier League.
The Villa fans have been on social media reacting to the news and it would be fair to say that there are a lot of differing opinions.
The indoor football skills in the video below have to be seen to be believed…
Indeed, whilst some are in favour of their club pursuing a deal for Etheridge – even at £10m – others are not interested in a swoop for the 60-time Philippines international this summer.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
I’d take etheridge think he’s decent but no more more than £8 million. If we are gonna spend £10 mill + on a new number 1 we’ve got to be looking at someone like Butland
— George Burford (@georgeburfutv) June 3, 2019
I’d like Etheridge. Also, would like Steer to be given a chance. Probably, can’t have both. In fairness to Cardiff 8m is cheap.
— Keith Aston (@k_aston15) June 3, 2019
Get him in. Brilliant goalkeeper
— Craigy1874 (@cje1874) June 3, 2019
Rather not have him
— Chay Robinson (@chayrobinson94) June 3, 2019
So excited about transfers this summer, but the speculation of getting another keeper! please please no. Concentrate on something else
— Ben Armstead (@BenArmstead) June 3, 2019
If true very unfair on Steer
— Paul Conlan (@Conlan2Paul) June 3, 2019
Good shot stopper but from what I’ve seen of him his kicking is somewhere between bad and awful. Smiths worked with him before though.
— Sam ?? (@1_0_1_0_1_0_I) June 3, 2019
£8m! Money down south is mad
— Stewart. (@itsclason) June 3, 2019
Get it done. Class keeper
— Kieran Sadiq (@KieranSadiq) June 3, 2019